Self Publishing

Brandon Sanderson Should Fund A Rival to Amazon Books

It doesn't have to be Brandon Sanderson, but I mention him because he's, well, frickin' Sanderson, right? He just got the biggest Kickstarter in the history of Kickstarters funded, the money's there, and he has some opinions on Amazon and bookstores that I think would make him a good candidate for doing it. So, think… Continue reading Brandon Sanderson Should Fund A Rival to Amazon Books

Rant, Self Publishing

Piracy

So, romanticized, shirtless, sexy pirates with pet parrots and secret hearts shinier than all the gold in their treasure troves on Tortuga island? Great, we love them, more of that please. But book pirates? No thanks. To be clear: I have pirated things before, all sorts of media too--just so much stealing for one little… Continue reading Piracy

Self Publishing, thoughts, Writing

The Tide

Why is it a race to as many books as possible? Why isn't it a race to the best books possible? (I mean, I know why: money. We need it to survive. This is just a general spewing of thoughts...) This is something I am struggling with, and I want to understand and accept, and… Continue reading The Tide

Newsletter Archive, Self Publishing

February 2022 Newsletter and Freebies And Fuck Ups

I made such a stupid mistake when I sent this thing yesterday. One of the benefits of Mailchimp (and I don't know about this in comparison to other mailing list providers) is that you can "duplicate" a past email, and then edit it and send it as a new one. This is great if you… Continue reading February 2022 Newsletter and Freebies And Fuck Ups

Self Publishing

Writing Plans For 2022

I didn't know how to plan out my year with Vacancy being unfinished going into 2022, but now that it's done, it's time. I had a plan for 2021, and I did a lot of the things I hoped I would, but I also fell behind. Considering we... moved four times between September 2020 and… Continue reading Writing Plans For 2022

1linewed, Self Publishing, Vacancy

It’s Release Day!

It's also #1linewed, so that's below, BUT FIRST: The Willful Inheritor is here! I'm losing my mind. In a good way. Mostly. After six years of worrying what to do with these characters and this story, it's finally over, and if you could hear my inflection, you'd be hard pressed to know if I was… Continue reading It’s Release Day!

Self Publishing, Vacancy, Writing

The Willful Inheritor – An Excerpt

Vacancy Book Three: The Willful Inheritor comes out 1/26/22, free with Kindle Unlimited, $3.99 for the ebook, and $12.99 in print (she thicc). This is the final book in the Vacancy series, so as you can imagine, there might be spoiler-y type material going forward. If you're cool with that, read on, but you might… Continue reading The Willful Inheritor – An Excerpt

Self Publishing, Vacancy

Preorder Available and Release Date Set – The Willful Inheritor

I've been talking about it a lot, Dear Reader, but the release date of Vacancy Book Three: The Willful Inheritor is finally announced! The final book in the Vacancy series will be here on January 26, 2022 and you can preorder it here! As the other two books in this series already are, this one… Continue reading Preorder Available and Release Date Set – The Willful Inheritor

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Vacancy Paperbacks Are Here!

That's right, you can grab The Weary Traveler and The Wayward Deed in paperback now! The third and final book in the series, The Willful Inheritor, will also be available in paperback as soon as (or slightly after, proof copies take FOREVER to ship) the book itself releases in the next few weeks. Di was… Continue reading Vacancy Paperbacks Are Here!

Self Publishing

Focusing On The Good

I was a real crankosaurus rex the other day, so I wanted to do a little self-indulgent and positive post about my career too. Here is that. I've seen a lot of great reviews for every book I've put out so far. Now, my version of "a lot" is nothing compared to other authors, but… Continue reading Focusing On The Good